Denise Dejonghe

Promoting Open Content

Blog Post created by Denise Dejonghe on May 30, 2019

There are many benefits to instructors and students when courses use Open Textbooks (and other Open Educational Resources). In addition to cost savings, instructors are finding that students read open online textbooks in more locations and more often than previously-purchased textbooks. Instructors can also customize open online content to reflect their students (and their geographic location).


Our institution created a brochure to promote the use of open content. It was created by modifying a few different open resources and may be reused, retained, revised, remixed and/or redistributed by anyone. The inside pages contain our institutional process of locating, creating and placing open content in Canvas. If any of it is useful, please share what you use it for at your institution. Also, feel free to share your ideas for promoting the use of open content.

OER Brochure cover. Contents can be downloaded to edit.


OER Flowchart - download files to edit

Free Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF of the print brochure. InDesign is required to modify it for your institution. If you'd like to modify the colors of the graphics to fit with your institutional colors, Illustrator will be necessary.


"Go Open, Go Free Using OER at Leeward Community College" is licensed under CC BY 4.0

"Key Things to Know About Open Educational Resources (OER)" by BCOER Librarians is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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